Beef Bourguignon, a Daring Cooks challenge
First of all, I couldn’t believe the serendipity of the red wine I picked up for making this classic French stew.
I’m a bit too young to have watched Julia Child‘s cooking show when I was growing up, so my first exposure to The French Chef was actually Dan Aykroyd’s silly skit on Saturday Night Live (which Julia reportedly got a kick out of).
Picking up a bottle of wine in a hurry, I got confused in the France section looking for an appropriate Burgundy, so I rushed over to California and picked up a Cabernet Sauvignon, which was listed as a wine that would work well in the recipe. Leaving the store, I realized that it was one of Dan Aykroyd’s wines!
I made this delicious beef stew on Mother’s Day.
I got everything ready and put it in the oven, and we had a few hours to go out for a wine tasting and hike for Mother’s Day while it cooked.
Thank you to Fabi of fabsfood for hosting this Daring Cooks challenge.
My other Daring Cooks challenge: Maple Grilled Eggplant Goat Cheese Tarts